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Alexis Soyer

Alexis Benoît Soyer was a French chef who became the most celebrated cook in Victorian England. He also tried to alleviate suffering of the Irish poor in the Great Irish Famine, and contributed a penny for the relief of the poor for every copy sold of his pamphlet The Poor Man's Regenerator. He worked to improve the food provided to British soldiers in the Crimean War. A variant of the field stove he invented at that time, known as the "Soyer stove",... Read More

BornAlexis Benoist Soyer
4 February 1810
Meaux-en-Brie, France
Died5 August 1858 (aged 48)
London, England
NationalityFrench
Occupationchef, author, inventor
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